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Match this: More than $800,000 raised in 45 minutes and it didn’t involve a weapon of any kind.
In a struggling economy many resale stores are finding sales increase as the public seeks bargains. This boom gives The Salvation Army a nervous headache.
Henry Suhrke is being remembered as an early pioneer in charitable law and fundraising regulation who also founded Philanthropy Monthly, one of the first publications to focus on the sector.
Anyone affiliated with a nonprofit knows that any attempt at fundraising can be met with a barrage of questions.
The number of people living in poverty in the United States grew by 800,000 between 2006 and 2007, but the number of people without health insurance dropped by 1.3 million and real median household income rose by 1.3 percent.
Though the nation’s official poverty rate was statistically unchanged, remaining at 12.5 percent, the aggregate numbers climbed from 36.5 million to 37.3 million, according to “Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2007,” released by the U.S. Census Bureau. The number of people without health insurance dropped from 47 million (15.8 percent) in 2006 to 45.7 million (15.3 percent) in 2007 and real median household income reached $50,233, the third consecutive year it increased.
Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama will discuss their views on national service and civic engagement in the post-9/11 world during a prime time forum on the evening of Sept. 11 in New York City.
Ask not what the board can do for the organization, but what the organization can do for the board. Hint: Let ’em get their hands dirty.
With the holy month of Ramadan approaching, two organizations have joined forces to help raise the bar on accountability and transparency for Muslim charities in the U.S.
Some 1,200 customers are expected to receive refunds or have their travel plans fulfilled by the time the Points of Light Institute completes the process sometime in the next month. Another round of refunds went out last week and the Points of Light Institute hopes to complete it by Labor Day.
The importance of making the ask cannot be overemphasized, but “making” the ask might not be the best operative term.
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